Reset Part Three: Us in an imperfect world

So far in this series I’ve tried to show how an important intellectual challenge to the use of language to reinforce economic and social inequality was distorted to become a tool of the liberal elite in reinforcing economic and social injustice – but with added...

Reset Part One: The rise of the moral elite

Very few people are happy with the politics that we have. Few wouldn’t like it to be different than it is. Disillusion with democracy is high. Everything seems nasty all the time. This is is often explained as a result of the polarisation of political opinion...

Can poverty escape the B-list?

First published by Common Weal There is something I’m finding increasingly unsettling in Scottish politics – no-one really seems to care about poverty. Across all the parties (with very few if any exceptions) there seems to be a pretty substantial gap between...

Scotland had one intellectual – and then he died

In some ways losing Tom Nairn is about more than just one person and their contribution to intellectual life in Scotland. His life and his experiences of this nation tell us rather a lot about where we are now – and where we ought to be. First, I want to add my own...

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